Marcus Constructions is excited to announce a new partnership with Urban Canopee, acting as a distributor, supplier and preferred installer of the innovative Canopee system that will bring green urban furniture to Australia's public spaces.
The Green Funnel by Urban Canopee is an autonomous, green urban structure that aims to build cooler and more resilient cities. It is a lightweight, modular solution for urban cooling that is installed as a green canopy over public spaces. It can also be fixed to roofs.
Green Funnel is freestanding and can be placed in any space where planting trees is not possible – such as concrete public spaces. It offers 40-60m2 of green canopy, with a customisable size and a very minimal floor space requirement, as the pot itself is only 1m in diameter. The funnel is easy to install with low environmental impact and does not disturb any underground networks.
At the base of the funnel is the Sensopee box, an autonomous connect pot that provides water storage with smart irrigation technology, powered by solar and batteries. A web platform and app allow for remote monitoring.
The structure itself is composed of composite rod mesh that is four times lighter than steel, and can be easily removed or relocated. It is designed to withstand even the harshest of Australian weather conditions.
Climbing plants provide the best results and fruit trees or flowers can be used. Green Funnel assists in combating heat island affects and air pollution, and restores the city’s biodiversity, improving the quality of life for the community.
Included in the Green Funnel Kit
- Composite structure and steel pot assembly
- Site installation
- Climbing plants
- Suitable substrate
- Sensopee irrigation box
- Solar panel and battery kit
- Site specific engineering calculations
- Pots available in over 200 colours
- Anti-graffiti paint
- Mature climbing plants
- Ongoing maintenance
- Smart irrigation platform subscription
- Natural and specifically formulated fertiliser
Marcus Constructions will be designing and manufacturing its own range of bespoke street furniture to complement the Green Funnel.
Contact Marcus Constructions via the links below to specify the Green Funnel Canopee for your public space and to help improve Australia’s green footprint.